Suga seeks legislation next year for Japan's digital agency

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sought Wednesday to legislate for a digital agency next year as he convened a meeting of all ministers to promote his key policy — digitalization of administrative work.”I’d like all ministers to cooperate in this major reform with all their might,” Suga said, calling for accelerated efforts to come up with an outline of the agency by the end of this year and submit a bill to the ordinary Diet session that starts in January.Attributing the recent confusion in delivering COVID-19 cash handouts to bureaucratic sectionalism and lack of a digitalized administration, …

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